Splendid Solution by Jeffrey Kluger
Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio

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In medical school when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was diagnosed with the disease shortly before assuming the Presidency, Salk was given an impetus to conduct studies on polio. His progress in combating the virus was hindered by the politics of medicine and by a rival researcher determined to discredit his proposed solution. But Salk's perseverance made history-and for more than fifty years his vaccine has saved countless lives, bringing humanity close to eradicating polio throughout the world.

Splendid Solution chronicles Dr. Salk's race against time-and a growing epidemic that reached 57,000 reported cases in the summer of 1952-to achieve an unparalleled medical breakthrough that made him a cultural hero and icon for a whole generation.

About Jeffrey Kluger

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JEFFREY KLUGER is a senior editor and writer at Time magazine. He is the coauthor of the bestseller Apollo 13. He is also the author of Simplexity, Splendid Solution, Moon Hunters, and two novels for young adults. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.
Published February 7, 2006 by Berkley. 396 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Business & Economics, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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